This Slinky lookalike 'hyperlens' helps us see tiny objects
It looks like a Slinky suspended in motion.
Wearables may get boost from boron-infused graphene
A microsupercapacitor designed by scientists at Rice University that may find its way into personal and even wearable electronics is getting an upgrade. The laser-induced graphene device benefits greatly ...
A new way to measure friction between highly ordered pyrolytic graphite materials
Astronomers use space particles to measure electrical field in thunderstorms
Cool alternative to electric kettle avoids excess water
Researchers assess uniqueness, collectability, permanence of method for ERP biometrics
Defects can 'Hulk-up' materials: Properly managed damage can boost material thermoelectric performances
In the story of the Marvel Universe superhero known as the Hulk, exposure to gamma radiation transforms scientist Bruce Banner into a far more powerful version of himself. In a study at Berkeley Lab, exposure ...
Printing 3-D graphene structures for tissue engineering
Ever since single-layer graphene burst onto the science scene in 2004, the possibilities for the promising material have seemed nearly endless. With its high electrical conductivity, ability to store energy, ...
US West's power grid must be prepared for impacts of climate change
Electricity generation and distribution infrastructure in the Western United States must be "climate-proofed" to diminish the risk of future power shortages, according to research by two Arizona State University ...
Researchers use beams of polarized light to carve intricate patterns on disks
Used cigarette butts offer energy storage solution
Scientists in South Korea have developed a new way to store energy that also offers a solution to a growing environmental problem.
Self-folding structure could slash energy use in buildings
Princeton student Denisa Buzatu's vision for an environmentally sustainable building is a sort of shape-shifting origami façade. For her senior thesis, Buzatu, a civil and environmental engineering major, ...
Solar initiative in Africa has rotating dishes to follow the sun
Random nanowire configurations increase conductivity over heavily ordered configurations
Researchers at Lehigh University have identified for the first time that a performance gain in the electrical conductivity of random metal nanowire networks can be achieved by slightly restricting nanowire ...